Thu, 15 September 2016

Brussels Airport Selects Reflective Safety Glass for Departures Hall and Diamond Building

Brussels Airport has entered into the the final stage of passenger terminal renovations following the attacks on 22 March 2016.

The faades of the departures hall and the Diamond building are being entirely equipped with reflective shatterproof safety glass.

The replacement is being carried out window by window and will take several months, although the airport is hoping to have the work completed by the end of the year. Around 1 million euros has been invested in the purchase and installation of the new glass panes.

The first panes to be replaced, are the ones located near the pharmacy in the departures hall. From there, work will gradually proceed in the direction of the Diamond building.

In deciding what type of glass to use, the airport operator took account of both the energy and safety performance of the glass.

The glass that was chosen is high-performance glass that insulates 2 to 3 times as much as normal double glazing. This way the building needs to be heated less in the winter, and cooled less in the summer which considerably reduces carbon emissions and reduces electricity bills.

Another element that was taken into account was the safety performance of the glass to reduce the risk of shattering glass on impact.

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